Loretto Memory Care and Nottingham D-Wing
QPK Design assisted Loretto Health & Rehabilitation with the design of two major building additions and related site work on The Nottingham Residential Health Care Facility campus in Dewitt, NY.
One addition is a 26-unit expansion of the D-Wing senior apartments and the other is a 24-bed Memory Care facility connected to the main building by a pedestrian bridge over the campus loop road. The decision to utilize a bridge, as opposed to rerouting the loop road, was made after thoroughly evaluating the cost consequences of different alternatives.
Site work included access drives, parking for 58 cars, ADA accessible walks, retaining walls and landscaping to beautify the campus. The work included extensive grading on the hilly site and utility relocations and extensions. Stormwater management was accomplished using a combination of hydrodynamic devices as well as expansion of an existing infiltration basin and addition of a forebay. Landscaping consisted of street trees and low maintenance native foundation plantings. The sparsely vegetated Nottingham Road street frontage owned by Onondaga County was improved with addition of planting soil and seeding with a native meadow mix.